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November Food Week 1

This year has been one large expense after another so we are now at a point where building up the savings account is a necessity. As such I'm trying to make the most of the grocery budget to find an extra few quid each month.

Last weekend I saw sweet potato and lentil soup as a special at a cafe, I was on the verge of buying a sweet potato for the dhal I already had planned when I remembered the three carrots in the fridge and decided to use them instead. This small jar of dressing was lingering in the pantry so added that to the pan too along with a tin of chickpeas. 




As mentioned in another post, I made up a packet of falafel mix for lunches


Mid week the fridge was looking pretty bare


But I managed to cobble enough things together for some spicy rice with IKEA veggie balls


We are the last of the dhal with some baked onion bhajis (looks a bit orange due to the dining area light!)


At the weekend I made some squash, carrot and chickpea sandwich filling, based on something I ate at Apple Pie Cafe in Ambleside during the summer. 


Not bad for a first attempt. 

Next on the pantry hitlist is a tin of jackfruit. 

Today I am also very proud of my Father who has cut down on all meat, and announced last week that he won't be eating chicken any more, good news!

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  1. I don't think I have come across tinned jackfruit before so looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    1. It's become quite popular recently, I bought this tin from Sainsbury's, even Pizza Express offer a jackfruit pizza these days!

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  2. That all looks so very delicious!
    xx

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  3. You did well with what you have. What are you going to make with jackfruit?

    My fridge is also empty. I decided to use up the things I have in the freezer, and in the pantry and do grocery shopping in the weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Dan enjoys jackfruit in BBQ sauce so I may just do that, unless he feels he's like to branch out on this occasion!

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  4. Your food looks lovely and I would enjoy all these dishes. We had one night in St Anne’s last week as a stopover to see about our motorhome but it was so wet, we decided to eat in the hotel.

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    1. Thank you. Thursday was bad weather-wise, and there I was, out and about with no coat! I don't blame you for eating in the hotel if the weather was wet.

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  5. I like the sound of the chickpea filling - do you have a recipe of any kind or an idea of quantites? It is amazing what you can cobble together if you have to and yours all looks really healthy and adventrous.

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    1. Thank you. I'll put up a post with my "recipe".

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  6. Your soup looks lovely and filling especially for these colder days do you have a recipe as I can't see a recipe page.

    Heather.

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    1. Thank you. I don't have a recipe page I'm afraid. For the soup I tend to roast some vegetables, this one was butternut squash, leek and carrot. Add that to a large pan with some stock, a heaped teaspoon of whatever curry paste or blend I have to hand, some red lentils. When the lentils are cooked I blend the soup then add tinned chickpeas and heat them through.

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